Scarborough and Whitby Railway






Dates

03/06/1872[Scarborough and Whitby Railway]
First sod cut.
  /  /1878[Scarborough and Whitby Railway]
Financial difficulties in building the line (total cost 649,813).
  /  /1879[Scarborough and Whitby Railway]
Construction continues.
16/07/1885Scarborough and Whitby Railway
Line opened, operated by the North Eastern Railway from the outset.
  /  /1898Scarborough and Whitby Railway
Line purchased by the North Eastern Railway for £261,633.
02/02/1953[Scarborough and Whitby Railway]
Scalby station closed to all but occasional camping coach related traffic.
23/03/1955[Scarborough and Whitby Railway]
Hayburn Wyke becomes an unstaffed halt.
05/05/1958[Scarborough and Whitby Railway]
Fyling Hall becomes an unstaffed halt.
06/03/1965[Scarborough and Whitby Railway]
Line closed.

Locations along the line

These locations are along the line.

Six years after closure, the track layout at Prospect Hill Junction appears to be intact but the signal box is very much the worse for wear! View ...
Bill Jamieson 21/08/1971
Just beyond Prospect Hill Junction, with Whitby West Cliff station behind the camera, looking south on 21 August 1971. [See image 32465]. On the left ...
Bill Jamieson 21/08/1971
View south over Prospect Hill Junction, Whitby, on 21 August 1971 with West Cliff station behind the camera. On the left is the former coast route to ...
Bill Jamieson 21/08/1971

This is a single track 13 arch viaduct near Whitby.
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Part of Larpool Viaduct, looking west towards Ruswarp on the morning of 2 October 2008. The viaduct, built by the Scarborough and Whitby Railway and ...
John Furnevel 02/10/2008
The Scarborough and Whitby Railway's Larpool Viaduct, photographed looking north over the Esk in April 2009 towards the former Whitby West Cliff ...
John Furnevel 20/04/2009
View north across the river Esk from Larpool viaduct on 30 May 2012. Whitby Abbey is just emerging from the haar on the hilltop in the centre ...
Brian Taylor 30/05/2012
Looking east along the Esk towards Whitby from the south bank in April 2009 with the Scarborough and Whitby Railway's Larpool Viaduct dominating the ...
John Furnevel 20/04/2009

Hawsker station looking to Whitby. ...
Ewan Crawford 02/04/2008
The former station at Hawsker on the abandoned coastal route south from Whitby to Scarborough. The building is now a Trailways walking and ...
John Furnevel 02/10/2008
Entrance to the former station at Hawsker on the coastal route between Whitby and Scarborough, closed in March 1965. Now a private residence and guest ...
John Furnevel 02/10/2008

The former station at Robin Hood's Bay on the Yorkshire coast, looking north towards Whitby in October 2009. [See image 26270] [Ref query 6 June 2018] ...
John Furnevel 13/10/2009
The 1885 station building at Robin Hood's Bay on the Yorkshire coast between Whitby and Scarborough, looking south over the station forecourt on 13 ...
John Furnevel 13/10/2009
The RCTS North Eastern Limited calls at Robin Hood's Bay on 2 May 1964 on its way from Newcastle to Whitby. B1 61031 Reedbuck had taken ...
Bruce McCartney 02/05/1964



The rather grand stairway leading up to the southbound platform at Ravenscar is perhaps a reflection of the proposed quality of the holiday resort ...
David Pesterfield 14/02/2016
Standing on the old trackbed at Ravenscar in April 2009 looking south towards Scarborough. [See image 23796] ...
John Furnevel 20/04/2009
The town that never was... Ravenscar, on the Yorkshire Coast, between Whitby and Scarborough. Much of the land was purchased in 1895 by the ...
John Furnevel 20/04/2009



The former station at Cloughton, some 4 miles north of Scarborough on the old coast route to Whitby. Photograph taken from the main entrance on ...
John Furnevel 20/04/2009
The closed station and goods shed at Cloughton on the Whitby - Scarborough line, looking north on 20 April 2009. The converted buildings now ...
John Furnevel 20/04/2009
The former station at Cloughton on the Yorkshire coast, opened by the Scarborough and Whitby Railway in 1885. Closed along with the rest of the line ...
John Furnevel 20/04/2009
Despite the bench sporting a Goathland nameplate, the converted station is actually Cloughton on the closed Whitby - Scarborough line. Photographed ...
John Furnevel 20/04/2009



Standing in Westover Road, Scarborough on a Sunday morning in September 2008 looking south west towards the junction with Londesborough Road. The ...
John Furnevel 28/09/2008
The station frontage and main entrance to the former Scarborough, Londesborough Road, excursion station, photographed on Sunday 28 September 2008 ...
John Furnevel 28/09/2008
Looking away from Scarborough to the former Londesborough Road station. This was the excursion station with platforms beyond the one seen here. This ...
Ewan Crawford 02/04/2008
Entrance to the former Londesborough Road station in the Autumn of 2008. Built to help cope with high volume of rail excursion traffic descending on ...
John Furnevel 28/09/2008